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-- and technology is providing what he sees as an unprecedented opportunity. >> not just facebook in the heat of tahrir square, but the peaceful march across the world of mobile phones, across the parched land of the sahara and dense rainforest of the congo. technology is transforming things. >> reporter: mentioned one, his popular grassroots campaign committed to the fight against poverty and preventible diseases around the world. >> well, this generation has the chance to challenge the absurdity of where you live deciding whether you live. >> reporter: international politics major marybeth bronaham stepped up during a q and a session. her sister is working in rwanda with a little boy that has aids and she wanted to know what sort of future the child may have and received a candid answer. >> i would say the future for francois is in jeopardy. >> i'm sorry, i was a little bit taken a back that he said his future was uncertain. one thing he said that the power lies in the geek i think and so i think the power lies in university students like us to change, to contribute to the effort. >> repo
. is in a new way to sort through the brands. >> for now, the technology is only available in the d.c. area. we have a report. >> reporter: christy nagel is looking for a coffee maker. >> this is $53. i don't want my energy costs to go up just because i'm getting a cheaper coffee maker. >> reporter: john had the same concern when he was shopping for appliances. >> i couldn't find any information besides the price that could tell me which one was more environmentally friendly or which one saved energy. >> reporter: that information wasn't available anywhere. so he started s actual vinia labs based in bethesda. >> we do consumer research to find out how consumes are use these products and we take that into a testing laboratory at the university of maryland and we test each and every product to find out how much energy they use. >> reporter: consider this. two coffee makes are could cost you $100 in the store but coffee make are number one costs you $200 to run over five years while coffee maker number two only costs you $35 to run over five years. the rating system lays that out for you. it also
. people who work right here locally who work for loosened technology, those people who didn't diversify, their financial future has been changed. so you need to diversify and there are many different ways to diversify in today's market. second thing people don't do is to build up your war chest. take advantage of your employer's 401 k plan. 25 and 35% tax savings by contributing to this plan. and as far as an employer match. and probably the third thing i see time and time again is people don't diversify internationally. everyone thinks u.s., u.s., u.s. but the u.s. only produces 48% of the world's gdp. and we're lucky to have the u.s. gdp grow at 2% this year. the world's gdp, the brick countries, brazil, russia, india and china are growing 3 and 4 times. >> let me ask you this, a lot of people look at the money that they have left over trying to save. i think the biggest seems overwhelming cause you are told to have a savings account and contribute to the 401 k. how do you know how much to put where i guess? >> you know, there are rules of thumb to live by. my oldest daughter just gra
, and there are even popular new technology they're using to make their concept work. let's take a look. >> also when you get there, you're able to skip the line, no cover charge. >> reporter: a hot night on the town with v.i.p. treatment and transportation. >> definitely something people are talking about more and more. >> reporter: the d.c. hopper is the new way to get to and from some of the region's favorite spots to night life. it's a creation of maryland natives brandon and alex. went to winston churchill high school, local. >> reporter: after turning 21, they became frustrated with the limited transportation available on weekend nights. >> we want to go out and experience other areas, but it wasn't convenient. we'd have to walk to the metro, or get a cab, but couldn't get back, because when we left cabs wouldn't drive us home or the metro would be closed. we wanted a convenient, fun way to get out to d.c. >> reporter: enter the d.c. hopper. it costs $16 each way between bethesda and dupont circle or georgetown. to travel between the two d.c. locations
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